The new XH and XHF series of ultra-hygienic machine feet are easy to clean, giving the benefits of low water consumption and reduced energy expenditure. The series are essentially for machines and equipment for the food, dairy, brewing and pharmaceutical industries. Issues such as economic and environmental factors are taken into account in the design of the product.
citFOOD AX meets the complex needs of the food industry, including traceability/recall, catch weight, quality management, rebate management and more while operating on the Microsoft Dynamics AX platform. The software can automate finance, sales operations, customer relations, procurement, manufacturing, warehousing and compliance.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The maker of Budweiser beer is banking on this summer's World Cup soccer tournament to give some fizz to an otherwise stagnant global beer market. Carlos Brito, the chief executive of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA — the world's largest brewer and maker of Stella Artois, Bud Light and Budweiser— says the four-week-long soccer championship in June would be like "a second summer" in big beer-drinking markets in the southern hemisphere like Brazil and Argentina.
IRAPUATO, Mexico (AP) — It's now an established scientific fact: Smut is GOOD for you. Corn smut, that is. For years, scientists have assumed that huitlacoche (WEET-LA-KO-CHEE) — a gnarly, gray-black corn fungus long-savored in Mexico — had nutritional values similar to those of the corn on which it grew.
LEWISTOWN, Mont. (AP) — Biotech company Monsanto has agreed to pay $5 million toward the cost of cleaning up PCB contamination in Big Spring Creek near Lewistown. The state Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks was seeking $10.5 million to clean up paint chips containing PCBs that washed out of the raceways at the state-owned Big Spring Creek fish hatchery.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — In the midst of what have been good years in agriculture this decade, the dairy business in North Dakota has nearly nose-dived. The number of dairy cows in the state is down 60 percent in the past 10 years alone, going from about 50,000 in 2000 to only 21,000 milking cows this month, falling 4,000 in just the past year, according to a U.
NEW YORK (AP) — Sixteen food companies plan to cut the amount of salt in bacon, flavored rice and dozens of other products as part of a national effort to reduce American's sodium consumption by 20 percent. Companies including H.J. Heinz Co., Kraft Foods Inc. and Starbucks will commit to the voluntary National Salt Reduction Initiative, a public-private partnership initiated by New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Monday.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Food flavoring company Senomyx Inc. has signed a preliminary agreement with Coca-Cola Co. to continue working with the soft drink maker to develop sweeteners. Senomyx said the agreement — called a term sheet — includes key commercial and financial terms to potentially continue and expand its research efforts to find new flavor ingredients with its sweet taste technology.
CINCINNATI and HANOVER, Pa. (PRNewswire) — Major U.S. snack foods manufacturer Snyder's of Hanover has developed the first certified, fully compostable outer retail package for multipack salted snacks. The packaging, a renewable, cornstarch-based plastic made with a blend of natural polymers and organic materials, was sourced and co-developed by xpedx®, one of the largest U.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The animal disease brucellosis is emerging in new "hot spots" around Yellowstone National Park, according to new research that could complicate efforts to control transmissions of the disease to cattle. Feeding grounds where food is left for elk as well as herds of bison inside the park have long been considered the main sources of brucellosis, which causes pregnant animals to abort their young.
AMANA, Iowa (AP) — Carroll Zuber remembers the day a quarter-century ago when he found a man snooping around his new brewery. "Can I help you?" Zuber asked him. The stranger, it turned out, was the head brewer for Budweiser and he had made the trip up from St. Louis to check out the beer-making facility in Amana.
MONTMORENCI, Ind. (AP) — As more states move to ban restrictive livestock cages, the campaign to free egg-laying hens from cramped cages and shift them to pens animal rights advocates call more humane could be poised to unintentionally boost deaths among those birds. Researchers say decades of breeding to make the white leghorn hens that lay most of the nation's eggs more productive have also boosted the birds' territorial instincts, making them prone to pecking attacks so fierce they're often called "cannibalism.
April, 26, 2010 SPARKS, Md. (AP) — McCormick & Co. Inc. announced a reorganization of some of its management team on Friday. The spice company said Ken Stickevers, vice president and general manager of sales and marketing for the company's U.S. consumer products division, has been promoted to president of the division.
DALLAS (AP) — Hostess Brands Inc. will shutter an 87-year-old Ohio bakery later this summer and lay off the facility's roughly 100 workers. The company, which makes Wonder bread and various sweets, said it will shut the Akron plant by June 25 and consolidate its operations with another bakery in Northwood, Ohio — nearly 3 hours away.
Food safety issues are increasingly front-page news as consumers over the last several years have read about food contamination crises such as ground beef, spinach, peanuts, and cookie dough. Each incident poses a safety issue for consumers and a high cost in both dollars and brand reputation for food and beverage (F&B) manufacturers.
The last person who told me what I could or could not eat was my mother — and I think I was ten years old. As an adult, I thought I was finally free from meal-time oppression; however, apparently the Institute of Medicine is now filling in for my mom. A story last week discussed the Institute of Medicine’s urging of the FDA to set maximum sodium levels for food items, and force the food industry to change.
The CR-H line of horizontal multi-stage end suction pumps offer an ANSI dimensional plug ‘n play solution that will fit into existing pump and piping footprints offering optimized duty points to maximize pump efficiency and minimize internal wear. CR-H offers an alternative to users of traditional end suction pumps who are unsatisfied with the life and/or the efficiency of their existing pumps.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — More than a half-century after his father invented instant noodles to feed Japan's war-ravaged masses, Koki Ando says it is time to change the high-calorie, salt-laden fast food into healthier fare for the fastidious. This week, Ando chaired a World Instant Noodles Summit that brought manufacturers together to focus on the food's future: less salt to lure health-conscious customers, better environmental standards and a bigger push for corporate responsibility by donating noodles to disaster victims.
FORT MACLEOD, Alta. (CP) — RCMP are investigating conditions at an Alberta slaughterhouse after animal welfare activists were sent a video they say shows horses being shot and then left suffering for long periods of time before being killed. But an industry group says, while the treatment of the horses in the video is deplorable, it's unlikely it was shot at the slaughterhouse in question at the time the activists claim.
TAIPEI (Kyodo) — A Taiwan customs official is in custody after allegedly covering up the smuggling of high-grade beef from Japan into Taiwan in defiance of a mad cow disease ban, officials and newspaper reports said. Tang Lung-sheng, a section head at the Taipei Customs Office, is alleged to have protected the smuggling operation that brought in more than 5,000 kilograms of Matsusaka beef over more than a year.